Experiential Learning and Career Success

Experiential Learning
and Career Success

Facilities Management Engineering

This program trains students to work as professionals who maintain and manage commercial facilities. Subject matter in the program includes plumbing, electricity, basic carpentry, project management, blueprint reading, occupational safety and health, and heating/air conditioning.  Students learn physical and electrical theories that enable them to understand building systems. In addition, they study landscape maintenance, pool care, computer software, and boiler operation. The program introduces current environmental and energy problems that can be mitigated through efficient building operation.  It also encourages resource development, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Certificate of Applied Science that includes Refrigeration Technician Certification as required under section 608 of the Clean Air Act, Preparation to sit for the Boiler Operator exam, and 30-hour OSHA Certification. Some students, through 60 hours of work-study, may have the opportunity to receive other certifications such as Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Hazardous Material Handling (HAZMAT).

Sample Occupations

  • Boiler Operator
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Machinery Maintenance Worker
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
  • Millwright Apprentice
  • Stationary Engineer